Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2009
Date Ended:2011
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums
Policy Target:Solar>Solar photovoltaic
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small
Agency:Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE)
Funding:Surcharge collected from electricity users

In November 2009, Excess Electricity Purchasing Scheme for Solar PV Electricity was started. Under this scheme, electric utilities should purchase excess electricity produced from solar PV system at a fixed price. The purchase price for residential PV facilities was 48 yen/kWh and that for non-residential was 24 yen/kWh. Purchase period is 10 years. And the cost for this scheme will be covered by a monthly surcharge collected from electricity users.


In 2011, purchase price was changed to 42 yen/kWh for residential PV facilities and to 40 yen/kWh for non-residential. And in 2012, this scheme was replaced by Feed-in Tariff scheme for all the renewable sources.

This record is superseded by:Feed-in Tariff for electricity generated from renewable energy

Last modified: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:56:45 CEST